LAS VEGAS (AP) — The test maker behind Common Core assessments in Nevada, Montana and North Dakota has denied a breach of contract accusation after computer problems forced a halt to the online exams in April.
Widespread technical problems with Measured Progress could mean the states won't meet the testing mandate tied to millions of dollars in federal funding.
Nevada said the company breached its vendor contract because a fix was never found.
Measured Progress said 37 percent of Nevada students and 76 percent of Montana students completed the online test.
A total of 88 percent of North Dakota students completed either the online or paper tests.
The federal testing mandate requires at least 95 percent of students to participate. State officials say it's unclear what counts as participation and if they will meet the mandate.